In a keynote speech at a dinner for the
He quickly corrected himself, clarifying that he meant to say “anybody who would run,” then adding “I didn’t mean it” while a cheering crowd in his home state nearly drowned him out.
Although Biden has been known to go off script, his remark is likely to be viewed as a Washington-style gaffe — a case of accidentally telling the truth.
During the rest of his speech he sounded very much like a candidate-in-waiting. He repeatedly attacked President
“The only thing strong enough to tear America apart is America itself and we’ve seen its start,” he said.
Biden accused Trump of backing away from America’s role as a leader on the world stage and abandoning its allies. He said it’s no coincidence that “fake news” — one of Trump’s favorite labels — “has become the phrase of choice for every despot terrorizing his people.”
“We’re literally in a battle for the soul of America,” he said.
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But that didn’t stop the friendly home-state crowd from reveling in the idea that will jump in.
“I told him recently I have one campaign left in me,” said
Just minutes before Biden’s slip of the tongue, though, Carney raised the possibility of a Biden campaign with a bit more delicacy.
“I am not up here to break any news tonight,” Carney told the crowd. Then he added: “In my humble opinion, we have never needed